Glenn Beck: Take this house and shove it


Glenn Beck: Warning signs missed on economy

Longtime viewers of my television program know that I've been banging the recession drum for a while now, but the truth is that an economy as large and complex as ours doesn't just collapse overnight. It happens slowly and methodically, with plenty of warning signs along the way.

Think about it as a series of waves heading toward the beach, with each one representing a different area of trouble. There's one for slowing consumer spending (American Express said that spending among its affluent clients slowed for the first time since 2001); one for inflation (wholesale and consumer prices recently posted their largest increases in 26 and 17 years, respectively); and one for the continuing credit crunch (Citigroup recently announced its fourth-quarter loss was the largest in its 196-year history).

But while those waves are the latest to form, we need to pay more attention to the wave that started it all: housing. In theory, looking closely at the housing market in some parts of the country could help predict what's in store for the rest of us. And if that's true, then buckle up.

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GLENN: Going to take a quick break here and I also want to tell you that there is a -- and Stu, help me out on this. I can't believe that CNN.com actually printed my editorial on the economy.

STU: I don't see why not.

GLENN: It's on the front page of CNN.com.

STU: As you know, Glenn, you work for a division of CNN which honors the fact that you have opinions that some people think are crazy.

GLENN: Shhh.

STU: I mean, that is part of the business we do.

GLENN: Yes, my point exactly. So here's the editorial. Glenn Beck, warning signs missed on the economy. Glenn Beck says USA economy has slowly been collapsing. He says some people are trashing their houses before leaving them and politicians have a lot of ludicrous ideas for solving economic problems, he says. In it on CNN.com right now I trash Hillary Clinton and the Democrats who -- well, even George W. Bush who want this stimulus package. Let's just put this -- here's one of the lines when I get into Hillary Clinton: Now, I'm not a former first lady but I am a thinker. So let me ask the obvious question." I can't believe they've actually put this up on the front page of CNN.com.

STU: It's exciting.

GLENN: And they didn't change the font lines on this. The opinions expressed on this commentary or solely those of the writer. I don't think they would have led with that.

STU: I'm surprised that wasn't the title.

GLENN: I know. I'm surprised it doesn't just scroll across the page the whole time. It should be -- should be all capitals. It's like they are shouting it: The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer!

STU: I've got to ask you a question about this article. I was reading. I think I understand what you're saying but I have a question for you about it. Do we have time for this?

DAN: We have just a minute.

STU: We have just a second. When you are saying this, you almost come out like you are -- I understand you don't like the idea of a stimulus package, it's not the best way to help the economy but I don't know that there's ever a time that I feel like, yeah, you know what, tax rebate, bad idea. I don't -- cut my taxes.

GLENN: Yeah, here's why tax rebate is a bad idea. Tax rebate is a bad idea because tax rebate is crack cocaine. It will give -- it is a $800 blip on the radar screen that goes away. Most people take that $800 and they will pay down their debt. So, yes, great. I can take $800 and I'll pay down my debt but it does nothing to stimulate the economy and it's short lived. In the article I explain. I mean, when are people going to understand income tax slashing? What we have is the second highest corporate tax rate in the world, about to be the first. We've got to slash those rates. You've got to do permanent things. And you also have to take a bitter pill. People were stupid, they got into houses they couldn't afford. Banks were stupid. They lent too much money out. They got greedy. You know what? They need to feel the pain. The homeowner that has that needs to feel the pain. You cannot keep giving aspirin and Band-Aids for these bubbles. You must lance the boil to be able to heal, and we're never going to heal if we keep playing these games with the economy. Read all about it, front page at CNN.com. It is warning signs missed by the economy by me.

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

Watch the video below:


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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